Abstract: Proper dietary guidance is a critical component of chronic disease management. However, just 5,000 dietitians operate in Australia to serve the estimated 7 million people currently living with chronic disease. Our current approach to delivering health care is not coping now and it certainly won’t in the future. Dietitians face the challenges of integrating complex scientific information, lifestyle and food preferences, applied to a range of medical conditions. Dietitians cannot provide personalised meal plans to every client because the process is too time consuming and many do not have adequate training.
To address these issues, Health Delivered is developing a dietary management platform to tackle the growing rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic health issues by building customised meal plans for patients. The platform has been created to build meal plans that account for social, personal and medical history as well as health goals and personal preferences, in an efficient manner and assist dieticians to see more number of clients and focus on quality of client care.